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A series of 1950 short films on how to survive a Zombie Holocaust.
This film was created using a lot of Public Domain films from the Prelinger Archives, so it makes sense that it should reside in Archive.org
Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
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Subject: Not Good
Real gar-BAZH. No laughs here.
Subject: Plan 8.5
This is Ed Woodish...
Subject: Love this...
OK, maybe my view is a little skewed since little Billy is my son IRL. Regardless, this video was a HUGE hit at a local film festival. It has also gone on to be featured internationally in music videos! Run, Billy!
This film should be mandatory viewing in elementary school,and schools should have monthly zombie drills,that is the only way for our kids to stop this horrible menace!
Dr Feel Rotten -
Subject: Suffice it to say...
Most people if attacked by zombies would merely be overcome and let themselves be chewed to itsy bitsy pieces because A. They're lazy B. Stupid C. Greedy and wouldn't bother helping another living soul.
Most people would simply close the door and go back to watching Jerry Springer or Opra or Football or whatever while the zombies would sneak up behind them and chew their heads off thus perpetuating the zombie menace.
Good thing we have the internet to spread the good word of how to ignore advice when needed!
Subject: What a great clip
Joey, that was way too funny...I've sent the link to at least 20 friends...
Thanks for the laughs !!!
Joey Carrillo -
Subject: Short hair...?
Well, we shot this thing in one day, nobody was paid, most of the zombies supplied their own costumes AND makeup, and the most expensive thing I had to pay for was lunch, which consisted of around 100 hot dogs, couple of big cans of chili, a tub-o-mustard, buns, sodas and bottled water.
I felt that it would have been cruel to make the kid cut his hair without paying him...
Subject: This was great... except...
the little kid's hair is WAY too long for the days when we were all forced to sit through films in school that told us what was best for us to become responsible adults with good paying jobs.
Tony M Nyphot -
Subject: zombie attack
very well made and with tongue firmly planted in
cheek.i enjoyed it. tony
Subject: ISSUE THE CRICKET BATS
I quite enjoyed this mash-up and I thought the interweaving of bits from actual Civil Defense films about gas attack and the nuclear threat along with a lot of young people clearly having a BLAST playing Zombies (not to mention those playing the hapless family) was quite impressive considering the equipment and software you probably had to work with. A great job by all, I say!!! Keep up the good work, Jose, you may be the next Spielberg!
Frank Menzel -
Subject: Great work!
This movie is great! I really appreciate your work folks.
Subject: new vs. old
i kept thinking 'okay this is made in some cheesy apartment last year and it's supposed to look like it's from the 50's'....other than that, i enjoyed it.
The Blue One -
Mimicking old 50's educational movies pretty much never works, just because you'd need to also mimic the sound quality and, of course, the type of voice, which takes skilled acting. Homemade introductions and other footage you're going to put in the movie and give a "vintage" effect, that's another thing, because these effects that are in film editing software are usually very unrealistic, just because the software isn't changing the FPS. I'm going to stop ranting now, but for the reasons I've stated above, I'm quite despondent to give this vintage parody, or almost all parodies of old educational movies more than 2 stars.
Subject: Re: schizoid man's offhand comment
Hmm have to comment on this one, quickly. I don't think that the global warming scare is "ridiculous." Neither do the vast majority of our scientists who study global warming. The fact is that Carbon Dioxide absorbs more heat than other atmospheric gasses so the more in the atmosphere the hotter the atmosphere will get. I find it odd that people will still believe a rogue source without doing any independent research on it themselves, over the in depth research of thousands of people. It may be true that global warming will not be as devastating as we think it will be, however, as far as I know, in my limited understanding of global warming, there is ample evidence that our planet is getting hotter.
Subject: Think the '50s were silly, just wait. Juuuuust wait.
Just think, in about 30 years kids will be making similarly clever parodies about the ridiculous Global Warming Scare of the early 2000s and the New World Order conspiracies and narrated in a 'edgy, MTVish in your face' style so indicative of our present era of Ad Council smugness. Boy, are our grandchildren going to have laugh.
Subject: God is on our side
This film is a wonderful and spot on depection of how America will triumph over the godless communists and their evil zombie henchmen.
Subject: This video reminds me
This video reminds me chemical, biological and nuclear attacks videos we really saw in the shelter basement of highscholl in komunist Ukraine. Those activities conducted by our sweet shell shocked at the Second World War Colonel.
We had then a practical war preparing lessons, visiting shooting practice.
Such a good memories. I really miss that good times, thank you.
It took time to unzombinize me, but today I can manage in my life without shooting people or ripping their hands of, but I'm not a good American though
Popeye Doyle -
Subject: Still true
This bears some nostalgic effects for me, since I watched this in High School when I was a boy. Or was I a girl. Anyways, never thought I'd see this again. Although coming to us right from the fifties obviously, it still holds valuable information we no doubt will need to master the crisis ahead. "Watch, and learn," the teacher said. Oh, how he was right. Or she. Can't recall right now.
This movie is so brilliant, a clever and funny way to show the average USA mentallity. I think that the people wich didnt like it is too slow to understand it or they just cant take or doesnt want to accept the truth showed in it.
Subject: Thank Goodness for Government Zombie Films
If only my great uncle Cletus had seen this helpful instructional film before the Great Zombie Wave of '57, I'm sure he and that entire wing of my family could have avoided being eaten by the Communist un-dead hoards.
Subject: Alienifical Terrificus
Hi, very good job! very clever and funny! A true picture of the american way of life...
Bravo. Job well done.
Subject: the correct response to a zombie attack
If you want to know what to do when zombies attack, or just more about zombies in general, great film.
If this isn`t a subject you`re interested in then chances are good you won`t enjoy.
Subject: Zombie as in hurricane?
ZEMA as in FEMA? A wee bit of political satire? And a medium waste of time.
Subject: Soo good
This video is great!
This actually sucks.
Not good, waste of time, whatever discourages you from watching it.
Subject: Good Work.
This is a good use of archive film. This is put together well. Thank you for posting this.
Bicentennial Baby -
Subject: Take it off the site
You're right, this shouldn't be in the archives. I was disappointed when I started playing it and could tell right away that it was "new."
Subject: This is Funny?
Some people really think this is funny stuff here. Maybe I just don't get the punch lines.
pro edit -
Subject: A very, very funny Parody!
A brilliant parody of the old zombie movies. Please note that this is posted in the Archive Open Source. This is exactly the Internet Archive forum it belongs in. If you want ephemeral or documentary they have their own sections in the Archive. Open Source is filled with tens of thousands of great short videos just like this and we like it that way.
Subject: wrong forum
This short film should NOT be in Archive.org as it is not--in and of itself--a true historic archival film, regardless of the fact that it uses a lot of archival Prelinger footage. It is very obviously a modern day parody and is in the wrong forum. Not to put too fine a point on it, this film's inclusion in Archive.org dilutes Archive.org's purpose and negatively impacts those looking for *truly public domain archival footage*.
Subject: This is pretty good
The black and white, the ridiculous 50s language, and the zombies. Great stuff I hope the internet produces more neat stuff like this. Really pretty funny.
I have seen lots of parodies like this made by teenagers. I thought this production was skilly with mediocre gag lines.
you claim to have universal access to human knowledge but you have removed the page
you should explain to your readers why you have done this as ppl have a right to know what you don't want them too see !!
this is what they don't want you too see
Subject: 1950's ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER???
Was completely taken aback when I heard him say A.D.D. !!! In 1950 !
Other than that, I gotta send this link to others.
Subject: Pretty Quality
This is funny stuff-especially the A.K.A.'s. The tone's pitch-perfect, the voice-over's great, I just wish there'd been more public-domain footage. It's only in the second of the three parts and it helps ramp-up the ridiculousness of it all.
Definitely worth downloading and burning for later.
Johnny M. -
Subject: Laughed till I cried!!!
This is one of the best parody films I have ever seen. This is three short subject films run together to create a "Trilogy of Comedy". Newly created B&W material is spliced together with old clips to form a really great "training flick"
to help you deal with those pesky old zombies. This video is better and more original than anything I have seen on commercial TV in years.
5 stars is not enough. This is a 10 star addition to the archive. Perfect for a Halloween party. Please do more!!!